The response of the people behind Ulysses Progressives to the problems with the Trumansburg Free Press is the one that makes the most sense. If the local newspaper shows itself to be consistently biased, create your own media. Here’s hoping that the Ulysses Progressives keep it up, and offer a lasting alternative source for community information.
Annexation of the Auble property doesn’t just put a final nail in the coffin of Water District 5. It buries it, and spits on the grave. There is one more chance for Water District 5, however. Tomorrow is Halloween, and on that night, ill-advised multimillion dollar projects pushed by politicians using bad process have been known to come back from the dead, walking the streets, moaning, looking for just one more chance, if the lines can be redrawn in another way, to get state funding.
My general impression of Dave Kerness is that he’s a very serious person, not at all prone to rash judgments of people or of ideas. He’s also got a fascinating professional background, working with complex, technical issues when a lot is on the line and there are a large number of people to get organized. His experience includes presenting concepts in Homeland Security technology to Senator Hillary Clinton. He’s a proven leader in the corporate world who is now professionally retired, but strongly motivated to work as he is able to contribute to the community here in Ulysses.
What with investigators finding a factory in Delhi, India where children as young as ten years old were working in filthy conditions, sometimes for no wages, beaten and threatened by their employers, the virtue of places like the Gemm Shop here in Trumansburg was brought to mind.
My background in agriculture, experience with the Town through the Comprehensive Planning Committee and the Stormwater Committee, interest in the environment, and familiarity with running a business, as well as my ability to help create consensus are all qualities that will help me understand the challenges that are meeting the Town of Ulysses now. Ulysses is at a crossroad; it is an excellent place to live with the building blocks to make it better. Working together, let us move the process forward for the greater good.
A high school student in the Trumansburg school district has been diagnosed with MRSA – Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. there are rumors, unsubstantiated at this point, of further MRSA infections of students in the Trumansburg School District. An additional letter sent to parents, from Superintendant Cosimo Tangorra, states that there are no other student MRSA infections that have been reported.
Yesterday, looking for pumpkins to carve for Halloween, I had to consider that any pumpkin carved now would surely turn rotten by week’s end. So, we went to The Creamery instead, where long lines of people were waiting for something tasty to cool them down. The people behind the counter looked really tired. The owner told me that they haven’t had a weekend in October this busy since, well, since the previous weekend.
Tomorrow, Saturday October 13, from 9:00 AM to Noon, people will be gathering on Willow Creek Road, about half a mile from Agard Road, to work on the Black Diamond Trail, the walking/biking trail that will eventually stretch up from Ithaca, through the town of Ulysses, up to Trumansburg. Visit the Black Diamond Trail web [...]
The Trumansburg Central School District Citizen Advisory Council is looking for new members. The group meets with the superintendent approximately once a month and serves as a conduit to communicate information, questions and concerns of the public to the District. If you are interested please contact Cosimo Tangorra, Superintendent of Schools, 387-7551 ext 421 or [...]
No frost yet in Trumansburg, and warm temperatures during day and night, are not what we had expected in years past. Yet, exceptions to the norm in our weather are coming to be our new norm.